Banana – a favorite fruit

September 3, 2015 by Marilyn

Peeled BananaHere are some fun facts about Bananas!

Though all tropical countries grow bananas, most of our bananas come from Ecuador, Costa Rica, the Philippines, and Colombia.

Bananas are also grown in Iceland, in soil heated by geysers.

The inside of a banana peel can substitute as a polishing rag for leather shoes; its slippery qualities clean and condition the shiny surface nicely.

Tips about bananas and recipes can be found on our website.

Shop. Teach. Learn

September 1, 2015 by Marilyn

Mother and daughter shopping for vegetables

Fresh vegetable shopping!

Many children are unfamiliar with many foods.  This is typical of children of any age, and even of some adults!  It would be extremely beneficial to your children if they could experience new and different foods with you, simply while shopping at the grocery store.  Find a few simple tips to help you examine new foods with your children and turn the experience into learning you can both enjoy!

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month highlights

August 28, 2015 by Marilyn

Living With Fire Logo

Here’s a link to highlights from the May 2015 Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month!

Save the Date ~ Sept. 26 ~ Healthy Kids Festival

August 26, 2015 by Marilyn

Healthy Kids Festival Logo

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, or bus stop.

Or, join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing.

This year’s Healthy Kids Festival will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 10am to 2pm at Paradise Park.


A workshop designed for parents and preschoolers

August 24, 2015 by Marilyn

Children cooking with parents

Little Books & LIttle Cooks Alamo, NV – Five Food Group Pasta

A 7-week healthy eating and nutrition program begins in September at several Las Vegas-Clark County libraries. Parents and preschool children create positive parent-child interaction as they work side-by-side through reading and cooking.

The classes begin in September and are free and open to the public.

The Little Books and Little Cooks free program is offered by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Topics for the 7-week classes include safety, five food groups, cooking with kids, introducing cultural foods, feeding and hunger and fullness, picky eating and, fruits and vegetables.